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cut (someone or something) from (something)

1. To separate something from something else by cutting. A noun or pronoun can be used between "cut" and "from." I think that cutting these branches from the tree will bring more light into the house.
2. To deny someone a position on a team or other roster, typically after a tryout due to a lack of skill. It's always tough to cut kids from the team, but unfortunately we can only have 12 players.
3. To remove someone from a scheduled appearance, performance, etc. They cut him from the lineup after it was revealed that he had bribed the producers for his spot. The booker cut me from the show because I missed the rehearsal.
4. To remove a portion of a creative work, such as a written work or a film; to edit something out of something. The director said in the interview that she decided to cut several minutes from the middle of the film because it was too long. Do you think I should cut this paragraph from my essay?
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

cut something from something

to remove something from something by cutting. She carefully cut the blossoms from the bush. A few blossoms were cut from the bush.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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When you take a cutting from any plant, first check that it is healthy, free of pests and diseases and is true to type.
Cutting from the downhill side occurred for trees [greater than or equal to] 9.0 m from the water.
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Because the pattern of annual rings and the shape of the tree trunk provide unique information similar to fingerprints, the officer took a cutting from the end of each log for possible comparisons in any future thefts.
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